Expand Conference session 3


Chris Hodges

Growth

Ephesians 4:14-16– we will in all things grow up.

You keep doing what your doing you keep getting what you’ve been getting.

1. Clarify the win

What do we want to accomplish

Colossians 1:20- proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom

  • A. Proclaim Him

weekend services needs to be spirit filled and not spooky, inspiring but not goofy

  • B. Admonish people

Small groups

  • C. Teaching everyone

Growth track

  • D. Present everyone perfect

Dream team (putting folks in ministry)

2. Measure your effectiveness

  • A. Collect the data

Having data helps us ask the right questions Proverbs 27:23-know well…

  • B. Evaluate the results

Don’t just work in it, work on it

  • C. Celebrate the wins
  • D. Confront the facts

3. Get better

If we get better our customers will demand that we get bigger- Truett Cathy (Chik-fil-a)

Quit judging others who are winning because then you’ll be a critic and not a student.

  • A. Grow yourself
  • B. Learn from proven models.

Find 3 other churches that are soon your ministry and build relationships and learn from them.

  • C. Focus on a few key areas
  • D. Make a tough call

Ex.,  do something you always said you’d never do, fire somebody

  • E. Work on it everyday

4. Focus on creating a life giving culture

Focus on the soil. It’s the life giving culture.

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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